Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift is an Internet hosting service and data warehouse product which forms part of the larger cloud-computing platform Amazon Web Services. It is built on top of technology from the massive parallel processing (MPP) data-warehouse company ParAccel (later acquired by Actian).[1] Redshift differs from Amazon's other hosted database offering, Amazon RDS, in its ability to handle analytics workloads on big data data sets stored by a column-oriented DBMS principle. To be able to handle large scale data sets and database migrations[2] Amazon makes use of massive parallel processing.

Amazon Redshift is based on PostgreSQL 8.0.2. PostgreSQL 9.x includes features not supported in Amazon Redshift. In addition, there are important differences between Amazon Redshift SQL and PostgreSQL 8.0.2.[3] PostgreSQL 8.0.2 was released in 2005 and PostgreSQL has seen massive development since then. Many PostgreSQL features are not supported.[4]

Business intelligence tools

In principle, Amazon Redshift can handle all connections from other applications based upon ODBC and JDBC connections.[5] Amazon has listed a number of business intelligence software propietors as partners and tested tools in their APN Partner program.[6]

Business intelligence partners

Data integration partners

Amazon Redshift also has partners providing data integration tools.[6]

System integration and consulting partners


An initial preview beta was released on November 2012[9] and a full release was made available on February 15, 2013.


  1. ^ "Amazon Redshift: ParAccel in, costly appliances out". ZDNet. Retrieved 2013. 
  2. ^ Improve data processing performance on AWS Redshift by 200%
  3. ^ "Redshift and PostgreSQL". AWS. Amazon. 
  4. ^ PostrgreSQL features are not supported
  5. ^ Louwers, Johan (Feb 2014), Amazon Redshift cloud based data warehouse service (Blogger) (World Wide Web log), NL: Google .
  6. ^ a b "Amazon Redshift Partners", AWS Partner Network, Amazon, 2017-02-06, archived from the original on 2017-02-06 .
  7. ^ "Pentaho has certified its business analytics and data integration platform to work with Amazon Redshift."
  8. ^ "then transformed, refined, and immediately pushed into Amazon Redshift."
  9. ^ "Amazon Debuts Low-Cost, Big Data Warehousing". Information Week. Retrieved 2013. 

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